List of Articles Requiring Permit or Certification

The following regulated articles require a certificate or permit before they can be shipped outside the imported fire ant (IFA) quarantine area (per NCDA website found here)


1 IFA queens and reproducing colonies
2 Soil (exempt if shipped to approved laboratories or if commercially-prepared, packaged and shipped in original container)
3 Plants with roots and soil attached (except house plants maintained indoors and not for sale)
4 Grass sod
5 Baled hay and straw that has been stored in contact with soil
6 Used soil-moving equipment
7 Any other products, articles or means of conveyance when it is determined by an inspector that they present a hazard of IFA spread and the person in possession has been notified